Norwich 20 Group has a firmly established regional art presence with active involvement by its selected members, including monthly discussion meetings and topical presentations by invited artists, members and licentiates.
After over 70 years membership has grown to over 80 artists, which include painters, sculptors, digital video, installation & conceptual artists, printmakers and photographers. The group maintains a vibrant connection with the city’s cultural life.
As well as the meetings, talks and exhibitions, the group liaises with Norwich University of the Arts, and graduates are asked to join the group each year as licentiate members. The group runs a weekly life drawing workshop and has an annual exhibition, also displaying large format and experimental works within group exhibitions.
Monthly meetings are held at Park Lane Chapel, Norwich, at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month (except May, July and August). The meetings are often ‘open meetings’ – where we view and discuss work that members and non-members bring along – the meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the arts and are free to attend. We also have occasional speakers and sometimes interviews with artists where we can look at their work in more depth – check ‘events’ for information on upcoming meetings.
Criteria for membership are the quality of art work and commitment to the group, and participation in events and activities, as well as exhibitions.
Existing members are eligible to propose new members for election based on submission of their current work, a prospective member also needs another member to second their nomination. The membership selection meetings are held annually in May – it is suggested that prospective members attend meetings regularly to show work at ‘open meetings’ described above – when all are welcome to bring work along, and establish contact with group members.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions meetings have been on hold since March 2020.
We very much hope that they may resume in 2021, and will be following government guidance – we will post updates about this on the website, via the monthly newsletter and on social media.
More information about the history of the group can be found on our Wikipedia page:
1) What personal information do we collect? Name, address,
telephone numbers, email address.
2) How do we collect it? From membership application forms and
renewal of subscriptions. Also from changes notified by members
from time to time.
3) Why do we collect information? To assist in running the group and
promoting the aims of the group.
4) How is the information used? To contact members with regard to
group membership, activities of the group and general art related
5) Who has access to the information? Committee members, group
members and the nominated data protection person.
6) Do we share the information we collect? We do not share
members details with any other person or group.
7) How long do we keep the information? Information is kept for as
long as a person remains a member.
8) Individuals who ask for a copy of information we hold about them
will be provided with a copy of their information. Individuals can ask
for any information that is incorrect to be amended.
1)What personal information do we collect? Name, email address.
2) How do we collect it? From written consent (e.g. collected at
exhibitions or other events) and email requests. Also from changes
notified by non members from time to time.
3) Why do we collect information? To promote the aims, exhibitions
and events of the Norwich 20 Group and other art related matters.
4) How is the information used? To contact non members with regard
to exhibitions, other activities of the group, general art related matters
and requests for help or assistance.
5) Who has access to the information? Committee members and the
nominated data protection person.
6) Do we share the information we collect? We do not share non
members details with any other group or persons.
7) How long do we keep the information. Information is kept until the
non member asks to unsubscribe or on notification of death.
8) Individuals who ask for a copy of information we hold about them will be provided with a copy of their information. Individuals can ask for any information that is incorrect to be amended.